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With Purchase Of Technology Firm, J&J Continues Push Into Surgical Robotics Field

Feb 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Johnson & Johnson is buying a company that created a medical device that can help physicians access nodules in patients’ lungs to diagnose and target treatments. Large medical-device makers have recently been pushing into the robotics market, partly because the equipment can command high price tags. In other health industry news: hospital sales, bankruptcy, and...
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Moved by CNN investigation, Georgia lawmaker proposes storing rape kits for at least 50 years

Feb 14, 2019 , CNN Health
Inspired by a CNN investigation that revealed law enforcement agencies nationwide improperly destroyed rape kits, a Georgia lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at preventing that from happening in his state....
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Perspectives: Bitterly Divided Government Hasn’t Prevented Lawmakers From Moving Forward On Drug Prices

Feb 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Read recent commentaries about drug-cost...
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Background Checks, Other Campus Reforms Included In Settlement Over USC Gynecologist

Feb 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The case involves hundreds of students and alumni who have accused Dr. George Tyndall of committing sexual or inappropriate conduct during physical exams. Beyond the monetary damages in the settlement, USC will have to agree to conduct background checks that delve into prior history of sexual harassment, improve employee training, and bolster staffing so that female students always have the option of seeing a female doctor. The university will also be asked to create a position for “an...
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With Promise Of Governor’s Support, Ohio Lawmakers Reintroduce Restrictive ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill

Feb 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The GOP-led Ohio Legislature passed such a bill twice but didn't have enough votes to overcome vetoes in 2016 and 2018 by then-Gov. John Kasich, who said that the measure would lead the state into a costly court battle. New Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, however, is more friendly to the cause....
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How Unconscious Physician Biases About Race, Ethnicity And Pain Plays A Role In The Opioid Crisis

Feb 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A new study reveals that residents of neighborhoods with the highest proportions of white people were more than twice as likely to be prescribed an opioid pain reliever than were residents of neighborhoods where whites were most scarce. “Medicine has a long, unsavory history of expecting people of color to tolerate larger levels of pain,” said Dr. Steven Woolf of Virginia Commonwealth University. In other news on the crisis: naloxone, wrongful death lawsuits, opioid-based medication and...
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Migrant Families Separated By U.S. Government File Claims For Millions In Damages

Feb 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Eight separated families submitted claims to the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, saying that their children were traumatized by the experience. Stanton Jones, a lawyer for the families, said, “The government was harming children intentionally to try to advance what it viewed as a policy objective. It’s heinous and immoral, but it’s also a civil wrong for which the law provides a claim for relief.” In related news, 70 detainees condemn the conditions at a...
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Fast-Moving Bill To Curtail Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansion Secures Key Approval In Utah Legislature

Feb 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Lawmakers who have been worrying about the long-term costs of expanding Medicaid have been quickly working to roll back some of the changes that Utah voters approved through a ballot initiative in November's elections. Other Medicaid news focuses on waivers, delays in payment and mental health...
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Even During A Measles Outbreak, Hundreds Of Protesters Flock To Hearing On Tighter Vaccination Requirements

Feb 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Washington state health officials urged lawmakers to pass the bill to eliminate personal or philosophical exemptions, noting the current measles outbreak, which has sickened at least 56 people in Washington and Oregon, is more alarming than the state’s three previous ones. But parents and other advocates turned out in droves to protest. Meanwhile, a teenager whose parents are antivaccination activists staged a defection from the beliefs in a new trend of kids seeking out vaccines for...
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Medicare, Medicaid contain costs better than private insurers, study says

Feb 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
While Republican lawmakers insist trimming Medicare and Medicaid is the only way to rein in federal spending, researchers have found the programs have done a better job at controlling spending than private...
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Utah Voters Approved Medicaid Expansion, But State Lawmakers Are Balking

Feb 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Political fights over health care continue to flare. In Utah, angry voters say lawmakers are disregarding their wishes by trying to limit the scope of a ballot referendum that expanded...
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'Artificial Muscles' To Help Children With Cerebral Palsy

Feb 09, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A team of researchers from the University of Delaware has received nearly $200,000 in start-up funding to develop a motorized ankle foot device for children with cerebral palsy (CP) that includes a novel artificial muscle. The brace is the first lower extremity device designed to correct alignment ......
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After Rape Of Comatose Woman, Arizona Governor Requests New Regulations To Protect Disabled Patients

Feb 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"All Arizonans deserve to be safe — and we have a special responsibility to protect those with disabilities,” Gov. Doug Ducey said in a statement. Arizona in the 1990s created an exemption from state regulation for intermediate care facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities, and now lawmakers are trying to close that...
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FDA pulls up Walgreens for violating tobacco sale laws by selling to minors

Feb 08, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it was taking action against certain retailers including Walgreen Boots Alliance for repeatedly flouting tobacco sale rules, including sale of cigars and menthol cigarettes to minors....
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Research Roundup: Health Law Coverage; HPV Vaccine; And Medicare Part D

Feb 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and...
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Trump DOJ Punishes Hedge Fund Manager Who Sued Drug Companies And Shorted Their Stocks

Feb 07, 2019 , Forbes
The Trump Justice Department is following a tougher policy toward dubious False Claims Act lawsuits by private...
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Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Bill Clears Mississippi Legislative Committee

Feb 07, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Meanwhile in Texas, the state's efforts to stop Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood will be heard by the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. And the Texas attorney general petitions a federal judge to eliminate health law protections for transgender citizens and women seeking...
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U.S. sues to block Philadelphia safe drug-injection site

Feb 07, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday said it had filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a nonprofit in Philadelphia from opening what could become the nation's first supervised drug-injection site in an effort aimed at addressing opioid abuse....
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Before judging 'late-term abortion,' understand what it means, doctors say

Feb 07, 2019 , CNN Health
Between the Virginia governor's support for a measure to loosen restrictions on abortions later in pregnancy, New York's new law and now President Trump's call for new legislation, the phrase "late-term abortion" keeps popping up. But what does this language mean?...
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Return of French farmer's case keeps Monsanto in legal spotlight

Feb 07, 2019 , Reuters
A decade-old lawsuit in which a French farmer with neurological problems accuses Monsanto of not providing adequate safety warnings for a weedkiller returns to court on Wednesday, adding to health claims faced by the Bayer-owned firm....
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